9.2 Locators: Individual markers (Named referents)
Definition of locators
A locator is a referent which tells us where we can find the individual referred to by the referent, either in the physical world or in a catalog of individuals.
Two kinds of locators
There are two kinds of locators:
This page discusses individual markers, while the next discusses indexicals.
Definition of individual markersIndividual markers are names of persons, places, organizations, etc.
Examples of individual markers
Here, "John" and "Aalborg" are locators.
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